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Quincy University's Exercise Science program combines coursework from several disciplines with practical experience to prepare you for professional success in a health and fitness career. Led by faculty who are experts in their fields, the Exercise Science curriculum will enable you to:

  • Master concepts in the functional anatomy and biomechanics of the human body
  • Understand human physiology in relationship to physical activity and exercise
  • Assess health status and fitness
  • Plan appropriate exercise programs
  • Apply principles of nutrition.

Our Exercise Science program offers a bachelor of science degree. You can choose from two tracks:

  • Pre-Physical Therapy provides the necessary pre-requisite courses to meet the entry requirements of most graduate Physical Therapy programs.
  • Personal Training prepares you to take a national certification exam in personal training.

Contact Us

For more information about the Exercise Science program, feel free to contact:

Doug Johnson
Instructor in Physical Education
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Courses

Exercise Science is an interdisciplinary program drawing from related courses. Contact the School of Education for more information.

Program Requirements

The Exercise Science (Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration) program provides the prerequisite courses necessary to apply to most universities’ graduate-level physical therapy programs. The
Exercise Science (Human Performance Concentration) program provides background knowledge and experience as preparation for taking a national certification exam in personal training.

Program Requirements:
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration):

  • Completion of the Bonaventure Program and requirements for undergraduate degrees.
  • The technological literacy requirement will be fulfilled by PED 344.
  • Specific general education courses include PSY 100, SOC 100, BIO 150, CHE 150, MAT 142, PED 265.
  • 35 hours of support coursework including NSG 280; MAT 150; CHE 151; PHY 211, 212; BIO 151, 282, 283, 476-479 (2 hours); PSY 312.
  • 34 hours of major coursework required include PED 106, 200, 236, 246, 301, 344, 345, 380, 454, 455, 456, and 482 (3 hours).
  • Electives: A 4-hour 300-level BIO elective (required) and MAT 242 (recommended).
  • Minimum of “C” (2.0) in all PED courses.
  • Students should be aware that most graduate programs are looking at 4.0 GPA students first.


Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (Human Performance Concentration):

  • Completion of the Bonaventure Program and requirements for undergraduate degrees.
  • The technological literacy requirement will be fulfilled by PED 344.
  • Specific general education courses include PSY 100, ECO 222, BIO 282, CHE 150, MAT 124 or 125, PED 265, PHI 327.
  • 37 hours of support coursework including SPM 240, 264, 350, 351, 360, 430, 450; MGT 300, 301; BUS 215, 219; BIO 283.
  • 37 hours of major coursework required include PED 106, 200, 236, 246, 301, 340, 344, 345, 380, 454, 455, 456, and 460 (3 hours).
  • A grade of "C-" or better is required in all major courses with a cumulative 2.0 grade point average or higher in the major courses.

Active Learning Opportunities

Quincy University takes pride in helping students locate and participate in paid and unpaid internships that can be completed on a credit or non-credit basis. The opportunity to apply theory to practical situations is of critical importance in the field of Exercise Science, and the Quincy area features many fitness and physical therapy businesses. Exercise Science faculty members emphasize student research and opportunities to present results at state and national conferences.

In addition, Quincy's Health and Fitness Center is a convenient and well-equipped facility for instruction as well as for personal use, and it features the services of a personal trainer.

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